Ryan Daly, Clare Keating Daly and Paul Cowley, together with their co-authors from SAIAB and ORI in South Africa, and Centro Terra Viva in Mozambique, looked at the world’s largest known gathering of giant trevally in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (PPMR) in the Western Indian Ocean. They are fierce, big, aggressive and incredibly powerful, all of which are quite often completely underestimated by new anglers, but are respected by new and seasoned fishermen alike. For instance, if you’re targeting these fish on the North-Eastern Coast of South Africa, or Mozambique, very specific moon phases and times of day should be chosen. The giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis (also known as the lowly trevally, barrier trevally, giant kingfish, or ulua), is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae. Reels for Giant Trevally fly fishing must be large arbor and be able to hold at least 300 yards of 80-pound braided backing with an 11, 12, or 13-weight fly line. Also sometimes known as the lowly trevally (or Ulua in Hawaii), the giant trevally is the largest member of the trevally family (Carangidae). Giant Trevally provide the most amazing sport. Targeting giant trevally on the fly is not for the faint-hearted angler. Giant Trevally has become hugely popular for both lure and fly anglers. Trevally Fish. To be successful in … In the Indian Ocean, they can be found from the east coast of Africa, from South Africa up to the Red Sea. Fly fishing for giant trevally. Giant trevally can grow to be as big as 170 cm and weigh up to 80 kg. We should be in the Seychelles but as you know by now a cyclone messed that up. Reels need to be this large to aid in quick line retrieval and hold plenty of backing. Trevally is a fish species that referred to many species of fish from the jack family Carangidae. The range of the fish species are stretching to South Africa in the west, Hawaii in the east which includes Japan in north and Australia in the south. Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) is also known as giant kingfish, barrier trevally, lowly trevally, ulua (in Hawaii) or GT for short. They can live up to 30-40 years, depending on species and habitat. Distribution. The fighting power of Giant Trevally has been known to reduce grown men to tears. They are such aggressive fish, often chasing down your lure or fly before engulfing it with a huge explosion. The giant trevally, also known as the giant kingfish, lowly trevally, barrier trevally, ulua, or GT, is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae. They can be found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Tough Swims and Busted Motors in Oman 10 December, 2019 Categories: fly fishing for Giant Trevally It’s Day 2 here in Southern Oman with my usual saltwater travel pal, Sammy Vigneri. This is the large marine fish that spread out in the tropical waters in the Indo-Pacific region. 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